Tuesday, April 07, 2009

I should have known something was up

Ok, so a few days ago I posted about the weird cloney cow dairy thing. And while THAT was a big joke put on by Ben & Jerry's. The fact that the FDA is allowing food (meat and dairy) from cloned animals is true. Oh, and they didn't bother adding any kind of restrictions that a company has to even tell you if that's what they're doing. Nice, huh? You may never know.

So apparently I fell for a big old April Fool's joke. Except not.

4 comments:

Mandy said...

wait, what?

kbreints said...

hmmm.. that makes me a little uncomfortable...

Anonymous said...

I admit that I'm not an expert on cloning, but...

Is cloned milk somehow different from regular milk other than the fact that the mechanism that produced it is genetically the same as a cow that produces non cloned milk?

Not that I understand the need to clone or the ethics of it. Its just that everyone seems grossed out, but I can't see where there would really be a difference.

Just wondering.

Kelly

Kristine said...

According to the FDA there is no difference. The problem I have with it is that I think it should be clearly labeled if it was from a cloned animal. That's all.

I think of it similar to the way I think of organics. It should be clearly labeled so that people can make that decision for themselves.

And honestly, cloned animal products haven't been around for very long, so the long term effects of them haven't been studied and I think as a matter of informed consent, that having them clearly labeled would be the best way to allow people to decide whether they want to be in on that little experiment or not.